scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,043
Kyle Case Renberger I like a good fairy tale as much as anybody but this one is wearing thin The latest effort to persuade us that Edward de Vere was the real Bard is Joseph Sobrans paperweight Alias Shakespeare which in 300 pages of stupid argument presumes to overturn centuries of serious scholarship Meanwhile the Shakespeare Oxford Society has established its American library and study center in Cambridge -- last month according to the societys though the actual location of the library is not revealed Perhaps one has to take the oath of allegiance to Oxford-as-Shakespeare before being allowed in The Oxford movement has had a positive influence on Shakespeare scholarship its induced Stratfordians those who believe the plays were written by Shakespeare to forsake the usual academic platitudes and clichs for the messy real world of Elizabethan thought and drama Its also provided some hilarious scenarios as well see in the next paragraph But in the end it has as much substance as the emperors new clothes If youll bear with me Ill try to explain why Early on in Alias Shakespeare Sobran promises to abjure the excesses and fantasies of some heretics So unlike his predecessors he doesnt try to convince us that Oxford was sleeping with her Majesty ie that the Virgin Queen was really the Strumpet Queen and that the Earl of Southampton was their son Or that Anne Cecil was sleeping with her father -- who was thus both father and grandfather to Oxfords child We dont even hear that Romeo and Juliet is the story of how Oxford Romeo abandoned the Queen Rosaline in favor of Anne Cecil Juliet or maybe Anne Vavasour or Elizabeth Trentham Hamlet however is still posited as the story of Oxfords life -- even though Stratfordians have shown that the plays plot serves equally well for the Earl of Essex or James I In other words all the good gutter
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA